Well, this was a perfectly pleasant little love story! Nothing revolutionary, but sometimes you don’t need revolutionary. And Rajkumar Rao finally gets his big dance number!Continue reading
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Ramesh Sippy Week: Zamaana-Deewana! Ramesh’s Angry Spoof of 90s Love Stories
Second to last Ramesh Sippy review! The movie I really really love, even though it makes no sense, and which has the sexiest Shahrukh song EVER!Continue reading
Friday Classics: Saagar! The Dimple-Rishi-Kamal Love Triangle You Didn’t Realize You Wanted!
Well, this movie was a kick! Definitely a fun Sippy, an Andaz-Seeta Aur Geeta-Shaan Sippy, not a Sholay-Shakti Sippy. If you have been politely ignoring all my Sippy movie posts because they seem way too deep and serious, you can swing back now and watch this movie because it is fun fun FUN! And a little melodramatic and romantic, but that’s just a different kind of fun.Continue reading
Ramesh Sippy Week: Shakti! The Film That Brought Together 3 Generations of Hindi Film in One Story
This is a big beautiful serious film that magically captures in a bubble all these actors from different film places. And yet, it doesn’t have an evil villain’s lair with an alligator pit, so I can’t love it as much as Shaan. I respect it, but I don’t love it.Continue reading
Ramesh Sippy Week: Shaan! It’s Like Sholay, But Fun Dumb!
Well, I can see why people (some of them members of the DCIB community…) might prefer this film to Sholay. Sholay is brilliant and tragic and makes you think. But this movie has a helicopter and an alligator pit. The choice is clear.Continue reading
Sholay Post: Pick Your Happy Ending! If We Were to Be Shallow and Insist on a Happy Ending
Sholay! Brilliant movie, SAD! Could be a much worse film, but also HAPPY! Let me spread out before you an array of choices for last minute happiness after all.Continue reading
Ramesh Sippy Week, Important Sholay Question! Jai, Veeru, Thakur, Marry, Sex, Punch?
Is it possible that I have found a new question to post on Sholay? Probably not, this exact debate has no doubt been held before by others. But it’s new to us!Continue reading
Ramesh Sippy Week Friday Classics: Sholay, The Perfect Movie
This movie has been written about and written about and written about. Usually with Indian film, it’s super easy to write about it because it is so under-studied anything I say will be original. Not the case here! This is like trying to write something new on Citizen Kane, there’s just nothing left. But I pulled up my old post, and added a bit on to it, and let’s see how I do.Continue reading
Ramesh Sippy Week: Seeta Aur Geeta, A Film So Memorable I Didn’t Bother Rewatching It!
This may have been a mistake. I’ve seen this movie 3 times at least, and I did a quick fastforward last night, but I didn’t rewatch it straight through. Usually no one cares/remembers enough to correct me when I make mistakes in this situation, but it’s Seeta Aur Geeta, so I have a sinking feeling that my ignorance will be apparent to many many people. Oh well, forgive me! And correct me! And understand why I am speaking in general terms about the plot instead of saying “the first time so-and-so meets such-and-such, they say…”Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Thinking and Watching and Listening to First Week of Ramesh Sippy Fest?
Happy Wednesday! I am having a weird low energy week, work has suddenly slowed down and now I am bored. Plus, sex week is over, which is just depressing.Continue reading
Ramesh Sippy Week: In Which Ramesh Sippy Film Does Hema Malini Look the Best?
Hema Malini is really Ramesh’s muse. He just makes her look so good, in so many ways. Great characters, great hair, great everything. But in which movie does she look the best?Continue reading
Ramesh Sippy Week: Andaz! His First Movie, Shammi is Charming, Hema is Gorgeous, 70s Parties Are Weird
Oh well, better late than never. I got caught up in FilmFare yesterday and missed this post. But I am making up for it now!Continue reading
Upcoming Film Reviews: Ramesh Sippy Two Weeks!!!! His Films Reviewed in Chronological Order
This is exciting! And very difficult since I’ve only seen 3 out of the 8 films I want to cover. Oh well, I’ll give myself a nice slow schedule. And throw in the usual Sunday Reruns and new movies and stuff in between so you aren’t bored.Continue reading